Stewart, John




November 3, 1940 – September 3, 2015

Stewart, John then


John C. Stewart, 74, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away peacefully September 3, 2015 at home.

John was born November 3, 1940 in Manhattan, KS to Ralph and Mary (Soldan) Stewart. John graduated from Manhattan High School. He received his Bachelor degree from Kansas State University, his Masters from University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. From Arizona State University. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi.

After teaching math one year in Junction City, KS, John worked 36 years for the Shawnee Mission School District first as a math teacher at Hocker Grove Junior High and then as a counselor at Northwest, North, and South. He coached soccer at both North and South, winning at South, the first two Kansas State Soccer tournaments. He worked part time for the Johnson County juvenile court system for 46 years. John never did anything halfway. He was a stickler for details, creative and caring. In his retirement he never slowed down and never stopped learning. He became a JOCO Master Gardener and his yard was on their Garden Tour. The last eight years John and Jody wintered in Gold Canyon, AZ and he added hiking to his many interests.

Preceding him in death were his parents and recently his brother Steve. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jody, of the home; daughter Stacey (Dale) Henzlik of Olathe, KS; son, Jason (Danyel Olson) of Madison, CT; brother Cliff (Karen) Stewart of Washington KS; sister-in-law Linda Stewart of Phoenix AZ; three grandsons, Zachary, Reilly and Mason, and four nephews and a niece.

John was an active member of Community Covenant Church in Lenexa and very thankful for their care and concern for him this past year. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 10 at Community Covenant Church, 15700 W 87 Street, Lenexa, KS. Visitation will precede the service at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lakemary Center, 100 Lakemary Dr., Paola, KS 66071.

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